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As a booking agent for Robert Peston we can book Robert Peston to appear at your event. Robert Peston is an English presenter, journalist, author and political editor of the ITV News. Robert Peston was awarded the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award in 2005. Among the books Peston has written is “Brown’s Britain” – a biography of Gordon Brown, the former Labour Prime Minister.
Born to Lord Peston and economist Helen Conroy, Robert Peston grew up in North London before attending Balliol College at Oxford University and graduating with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He went on to study at Universite Libre De Bruxelles before briefly working as a stockbroker then pursuing his future career as a journalist, starting his first role at the Investors Chronicle where he stayed for three years. Robert Peston’s journalism kicked into full gear when he joined newspaper The Independent and then had a number of roles at other well-known publications such as The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times.
Robert Peston’s Political and Television Career
Robert Peston rose through the ranks and took on several roles, becoming city editor, political editor, banking editor, financial editor and even editorial director. In 2005, Robert Peston took over as BBC Business Editor covering city and business news on their flagship television and radio programmes. His reporting regularly incites controversy and has made him a familiar face on the news, he is also responsible for breaking big stories such as News Internationals phone hacking and revealing merger talks between Lloyds and HBOS. With his name firmly established in the world of news, Robert Peston became BBC News Economics Editor in 2013, before leaving the channel two years later to become Political Editor at ITV News. Robert Peston’s flourishing career has also led him to make the move to presenting, starting his own weekly political discussion show in 2016 called ‘Peston On Sunday’. The show was recently moved to Wednesday and rebranded just as ‘Peston’.
Robert Peston’s Awards and Achievements
Carving his name out in the cutthroat industry, Robert Peston has received numerous awards for his dedication to journalism and reporting. In 2005, he won the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award as well as the London Press Club’s Scoop of the Year. Additionally, he won both ‘Special Journalist of the Year’ and ‘Television Journalist of the Year’ at the Royal Television Society’s Journalism Awards. Robert Peston has also been honoured by Universities and was named Political Journalist of the Year in the Political Studies Association Awards.
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